• Cons; When you look around your towns , what do you see that tells you that we have a thriving economy?

    1) About half of the store fronts that I pass while driving to work that used to be closed (and have been for the last six years) have reopened with new businesses. 2) My youngest was working full time until Obamacare. His employer then cut everyone to 25 hours a week to avoid the cost of having to provide insurance. They have recently returned... show more
    1) About half of the store fronts that I pass while driving to work that used to be closed (and have been for the last six years) have reopened with new businesses. 2) My youngest was working full time until Obamacare. His employer then cut everyone to 25 hours a week to avoid the cost of having to provide insurance. They have recently returned to everyone to full time (with the insurance) because their business has expanded so much in the last year. 3) The company I work for is adding another 38,000 sq feet to their business,, planned to be operational early net year. Business has increased to where we have to add an additional four lines of production and expand our office area and ware house. (Currently we have 52,000 sq feet of space,) 4) Since the tax cuts when into place my take home has increased from about $1,450 every check to $1,750. Part of this is the reduction in withholds, the rest is increasing in wages because they company had a reduction in corporate taxes. (10% across the board pay raise to everyone.) 5) "help Wanted" signs littering the main road through town because businesses can not find the workers they need. All of those are signs of a thriving economy.
    26 answers · Economics · 1 day ago
  • Christians: If an evil God existed, would you worship him?

    As ther is no such god, the question is pointless. Instead we have a God who does everything he can to save people, banned slavery, accepts our worship, and offers eternal life to anyone who wants it.
    As ther is no such god, the question is pointless. Instead we have a God who does everything he can to save people, banned slavery, accepts our worship, and offers eternal life to anyone who wants it.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Which played the most significant role in the development of agriculture by Neolithic people??

    I assume that you have options to choose between. Since you did not list those options for us, we can not tell you which one to choose. Hint: The answer probably has to do with the need for food or hunger.
    I assume that you have options to choose between. Since you did not list those options for us, we can not tell you which one to choose. Hint: The answer probably has to do with the need for food or hunger.
    7 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Who baptised the Ethiopian eunuch?

    According to Acts chapter 8, he was baptized in water by Philip. There is some debate about whether this is the apostle who was named Philip, or another leader and evangelist with the same name. If you read the early part of the same chapter, this same Philip preached to the Samaritans and won many of them to Christ. But it took a visit by the... show more
    According to Acts chapter 8, he was baptized in water by Philip. There is some debate about whether this is the apostle who was named Philip, or another leader and evangelist with the same name. If you read the early part of the same chapter, this same Philip preached to the Samaritans and won many of them to Christ. But it took a visit by the apostles Peter and John, with them laying hands on those converts, before they were accepted by the Jerusalem church. This would indicate that this Philip was NOT the apostle, or he would have had the authority to do what Peter and John did, but an evangelist with the same name. He also years later will warn of Paul of the imprisonment that waits him if he goes to Jerusalem.
    8 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 day ago
  • Is religion all a lie?

    Is science all a lie? I've been reading about ancient science beliefs and the theories that have died out over the years. Hopefully you realize that because we grow in knowledge about a subject and reject all ideas that on the subject that were wrong does not mean that the entire subject is a lie. If you compare religious, you will find that... show more
    Is science all a lie? I've been reading about ancient science beliefs and the theories that have died out over the years. Hopefully you realize that because we grow in knowledge about a subject and reject all ideas that on the subject that were wrong does not mean that the entire subject is a lie. If you compare religious, you will find that there are certain themes and ideas that run through almost all religious. Such as the existence of thje supernatural, god(s), prayer, sin, morality and some form of salvation and after life. That is because those things are real, and different people and tribes discovered different aspects of them in different degrees. Just as different people and tribes discovered different aspects of math or different aspects of biology. Because those things are true in every culture and time. So your knowledge and understanding of religion has grown over the centuries. The fact that we have disproven some old, false theories about religions does not make all religion a lie any more than your rejection of the science theory that all matter is made up fo fire, water, earth and air means that we reject the periodic table of elements. The argument that some religions have been discarded as false is not a valid argument that all religion is a lie. Just as the reject of some science theories means that all science is false.
    31 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • What do Christians think of harry potter?

    I read most of the series. I was impressed with the first three of the books. While they used the "mechanics" of witchcraft, they did not teach the "philosophy" of witchcraft. Rather they present a moral young man who tried to do the right things, had good friends and strong mentors The later books took a darker turn and did... show more
    I read most of the series. I was impressed with the first three of the books. While they used the "mechanics" of witchcraft, they did not teach the "philosophy" of witchcraft. Rather they present a moral young man who tried to do the right things, had good friends and strong mentors The later books took a darker turn and did begin to bring in some of the "philosophy" of witchcraft and to question the morality of the earlier books. I barely made it through 6 and never had any desire to read 7. The elements that I had enjoyed in the first books were all gone. I did see the movie(s) of 7 just to see how the series ended. There are better things you could direct your children to. I would recommend CS Lewis' seven Chronicles of Narnia books, beginning with the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe instead of the Potter novels.
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Can someone explain how the Kalam Cosmological Argument "proves" a god exists?

    By definition, a god would have to the First Cause of everything. Nothing can exist without a First Cause (except God). There fore since the universe exist, there is a First Cause. By definition a First Cause is ma god. Simple as that. Now, it does not prove that this "god" is a sentient being, that he is involved in the universe or... show more
    By definition, a god would have to the First Cause of everything. Nothing can exist without a First Cause (except God). There fore since the universe exist, there is a First Cause. By definition a First Cause is ma god. Simple as that. Now, it does not prove that this "god" is a sentient being, that he is involved in the universe or that he is the Christian concept of God. There are additional argument that bring you to there. Just as being able to prove that 2+2 =4 does not give you prove for every math theory in existence. But if you do not start with 2+2=4 you can never get to anything else in math. So if you do not start with showing that a "god" of some kind exist (in this case a First Cause deity) you can not get to anything else.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Is there anything special about this 2$ bill?

    Best answer: If you look at the "series' just to the lower right of the portrait, you will see that this bill was issued in 2013. It is only 5 years old. You can walk into a bank and ask and most of them will have one or more $2 bills from that series. It is worth $2.
    Best answer: If you look at the "series' just to the lower right of the portrait, you will see that this bill was issued in 2013. It is only 5 years old. You can walk into a bank and ask and most of them will have one or more $2 bills from that series. It is worth $2.
    10 answers · Personal Finance · 2 days ago
  • Would you find it suspicious if a king rounded up all the known deer hunters and executed them?

    No. I would find it disgusting. Taking lives for no reason. Especially if deer hunting had been legal before that. Even if it was illegal, the punishment should be a fine or maybe jail time, not execution.
    No. I would find it disgusting. Taking lives for no reason. Especially if deer hunting had been legal before that. Even if it was illegal, the punishment should be a fine or maybe jail time, not execution.
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 days ago
  • Jordan Peterson is often a staunch defender of faith. But he often quips revealing statements such as 'We have evolved over..?

    He could be one of those that believes that God is the one who directs the process of evolution. God created the original animals with the ability and the needed DNA to be able to evolve into the species we know today, including humans. That evolution was not random chance but something that God designed, directed and controlled. show more
    He could be one of those that believes that God is the one who directs the process of evolution. God created the original animals with the ability and the needed DNA to be able to evolve into the species we know today, including humans. That evolution was not random chance but something that God designed, directed and controlled.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Can God speak to you if you are not born again?

    If God was not able to speak to people before they are born again, how could he reveal himself so that they come to believe? Yes, God speaks to non-believers. They ust rarely listen.
    If God was not able to speak to people before they are born again, how could he reveal himself so that they come to believe? Yes, God speaks to non-believers. They ust rarely listen.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • This one should be good for a laugh. Christians, can you describe the theory of evolution as you understand it?

    Depends on which of the several competing and contradictory theories called "evolution" you are talking about. There is more than one, and if any one of them is correct, all the others have to be wrong. If evolution is a proven fact, which it is that no one can tell why of the theories is the proven one. Probably the simplest way to... show more
    Depends on which of the several competing and contradictory theories called "evolution" you are talking about. There is more than one, and if any one of them is correct, all the others have to be wrong. If evolution is a proven fact, which it is that no one can tell why of the theories is the proven one. Probably the simplest way to explain the theory is that species evolved over time through gradual changes/mutations in response to environment and similar factors. That those species which were best able to survive continue to exist and changed to change over time until we have all the species known today. The problem with such a theory is that it is nor supported by evidence. When one looks at the geological evidence in the rock layers, one does not see a gradual change in the species, but rather long periods of stable species and then sudden jumps in the type of species. This goes against Darwin's theory of natural selection, and leans towards what is called catastrophic theory. Evolution is also presents as if there is an intelligence or force guiding it. Species are somehow able to alter the DNA to fit their surrounds. Of course we know that is total nonsense, or all genetic disease would have ended centuries ago. We would have altered a DNA to get rid of them. Rather the changes have to be because of totally random mutation. Science has yet to find an example of random mutation that is beneficial. Rather it is the cause of disease, deformities, etc. Not of improvements. And not that makes one fit better into their surrounds. It does not happen. Evolution overlooks things like the dramatic changes in the numbers and sizes of chromosomes in species. How can a single one-celled organism that is the source of all life produce one animal that has 380 chromosomes (the butterfly) or the hermit crab (254), the horse with 96, the pig with 38 and the human with 46. (Some plants have as many as 1260.) Since two "things" with different numbers of chromosomes can not mate and produce live offspring, how could animals with different numbers of chromosomes come from the same single one-celled creature? Again, it is not possible. You want a simple description of evolution> That is easy. It is a fairy tale that people try to pass off as science.
    33 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Why do you form beliefs differently when money is involved? Would you trust a Doctor who used the same logic as a priest to treat you?

    Love the easy questions like this. Religious beliefs is not irrational. Your premise is wrong, so of course you can not understand why people are religious. When you start with bad data you always end up with nonsense as your result.
    Love the easy questions like this. Religious beliefs is not irrational. Your premise is wrong, so of course you can not understand why people are religious. When you start with bad data you always end up with nonsense as your result.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Hey people are you in high school school?

    I graduated from high school in the 60's. I completed my latest college degree in 2014. (We additional degrees in the 80s and 90s.)
    I graduated from high school in the 60's. I completed my latest college degree in 2014. (We additional degrees in the 80s and 90s.)
    9 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 4 days ago
  • If Trump did collaborate with the Russians and it is proven at later date not in the so distant future will many Republicans turn on him?

    Interesting that we know for a fact that the Democrats purchased information from the Russians through a foreign agent named Christopher Steele that they used to try to influence the election against Trump. And to obtain four FICA warranties to be able to spy on the Trump campaign and wire tap Trump tower. But we are investigating the Republicans.... show more
    Interesting that we know for a fact that the Democrats purchased information from the Russians through a foreign agent named Christopher Steele that they used to try to influence the election against Trump. And to obtain four FICA warranties to be able to spy on the Trump campaign and wire tap Trump tower. But we are investigating the Republicans. What is wrong with this picture?
    11 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • Mike Degrasse Tyson is a leading astrologer and he thinks that the Earth is pear shaped?

    A rhombus is ball shaped.... OK..... {Insert Twilight Zone theme} Tyson is correct that because the earth rotates at an angle (about 23 degrees) it is not a perfect sphere. The gravity causes it to bulge slightly below the equator, making a little smaller around the top half then the bottom like a pear. (We have photos that show that. This is... show more
    A rhombus is ball shaped.... OK..... {Insert Twilight Zone theme} Tyson is correct that because the earth rotates at an angle (about 23 degrees) it is not a perfect sphere. The gravity causes it to bulge slightly below the equator, making a little smaller around the top half then the bottom like a pear. (We have photos that show that. This is not someone's guess or theory. We can actually see it.)
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Why do people hunt wild animals?

    Hopefully you realize that deer are "wild animals" also. The difference is that the deer population is not in danger of becoming extinct while the population of giraffes and lions is. In fact, in most areas where deer are naturally found the population is larger than the environment can handle. So to control the population they allow... show more
    Hopefully you realize that deer are "wild animals" also. The difference is that the deer population is not in danger of becoming extinct while the population of giraffes and lions is. In fact, in most areas where deer are naturally found the population is larger than the environment can handle. So to control the population they allow limited hunting of some animals. That is why there is a hunting season and only a limited number of licenses available. They control how many deer (or whatever) are allowed to be shot. Why do people like to hunt animals like lions? For the same reason they like to hunt deer. There is a thrill in the chase and the take down. Often more soon when the animal is something that is a danger to you like a lion. Also the number of lions and giraffes is so small that being able to get one is something that very few people are able to do. It gives you a conquest those most people can never have. (Personally, I have no interest in any type of hunting.)
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 days ago
  • Have you ever hidden in a place where you cannot be found?

    Only at work.
    Only at work.
    4 answers · Mental Health · 4 days ago
  • Can any charges be pressed against the men in this situation?

    If the woman attacked the caretaker, she might have grounds for a charge of assault. Now, since the woman has dementia (is not in sound mind) it is unlikely that they would actually charge her for the action. Proving that her husband deliberately provoked the attack is going to be hard. He can easily claim that his wife misunderstood everything... show more
    If the woman attacked the caretaker, she might have grounds for a charge of assault. Now, since the woman has dementia (is not in sound mind) it is unlikely that they would actually charge her for the action. Proving that her husband deliberately provoked the attack is going to be hard. He can easily claim that his wife misunderstood everything (since she is not in her right mind) and he never tried to trick her. Or make an argument that as his age he is also no longer of sound mind. The caretaker would probably have a hard time getting a conviction on such a charge.
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 days ago
  • Do men dislike it when a woman has too many dimples?

    Every man is an individual. Some like dimples, others do not. There is no single answer to this question.
    Every man is an individual. Some like dimples, others do not. There is no single answer to this question.
    23 answers · Gender & Women's Studies · 4 days ago